Aron Lund

Aron Lund

Associate Fellow

Aron Lund is an associate fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

Aron Lund is an analyst at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), where he studies the politics and security of the Arab World and the eastern Mediterranean region. He is a fellow at Century International and the Centre for Syrian Studies at St Andrews University. Between 2013 and 2016, he worked for the Middle East Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and in 2019 he was a guest researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Between 2018 and 2020, he studied Syrian armed groups in a project supported by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.

Aron has contributed articles and reports to The New Humanitarian, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy och Politico, and to think tanks like the Carnegie Middle East Center, the Middle East Institute och SIPRI.

Areas of Expertise
Middle East and North Africa, East Mediterranean, Syria, Western Sahara, Islamism, Security and Conflict

Swedish, English, Arabic, some French.


From Tartous to Tobruk: The Return of Russian Sea Power in the Eastern Mediterranean, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), 2022
The Politics of Memory: Ten Years of War in Syria, The Century Foundation, 2021
An Unconventional Canal: Will Turkey Rewrite the Rules for Black Sea Access? Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), 2021
The Politics of Memory: Ten Years of War in Syria, The Century Foundation, 2021
Hybrid Actors: Armed Groups and State Fragmentation in the Middle East, The Century Foundation, 2019 (with Thanassis Cambanis, Dina Esfandiary, Sima Ghaddar, Michael Wahid Hanna, and Renad Mansour)
From Cold War to Civil War: 75 Years of Russian-Syrian Relations, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, 2019
Russia in the Middle East, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, 2019
Syria’s Civil War: Government Victory or Frozen Conflict?, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), 2018
The Factory: A Glimpse into Syria’s War Economy, The Century Foundation, 2018
Syria’s Fair-weather Friends, Foreign Affairs, 2017
Into the Tunnels: The Rise and Fall of a Syrian Rebel Enclave, in Thanassis Cambanis and Michael Wahid Hanna (eds.), Arab Politics Beyond the Uprisings: Experiments in an Era of Resurgent Authoritarianism, The Century Foundation, 2017
The Syrian Rebel Who Tried to Build an Islamist Paradise, Politico Magazine, 2017
Meeting Bashar al-Assad, Hufvudstadsbladet, 2016


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